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STUDY ABROAD WITH BUAN

Going abroad is an incredibly enriching experience and a great opportunity to experience something new. Take advantage of all of the opportunities available to you at the university, including spending time studying abroad and learning. There are lots of opportunities for BUAN students to explore new countries, learn about other cultures and make friends for life but most importantly explore their potential in the market environment. The BUAN and the KENNERET Academic College of Israel has established a student exchange and training program between the two institutions. Batswana students pursuing a Degree or Higher Diploma programme at BUAN can be attached on practical training in Israel for a period of 11 months. Courses taken overseas through our exchange programme form part of your study programme without adding an extra year or semester, and there are many additional benefits: gain a new perspective on your studies · develop a more international outlook travel to new and amazing places make friends from all over the world enhance your CV and develop skills that will make you stand out receive support and recognition through the programme ·  

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STUDENT LEADERSHIP

The Student Representative Council (SRC) is the peak representative body for students at BUAN. The SRC is a student government elected by the student themselves in order that it represents the general student body when it has to discuss matters of their interest with the University Management. All full time students of the University are eligible for election to any of the positions, and once elected the SRC holds office for one academic year. Mr Moitlamo Mpinda SRC – President  

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COUNSELLING SERVICES

University is about independence. It’s a time for self-discovery and adventure. You can expect to be challenged throughout your time with us, but you can also be reassured that support is available to you, whatever your circumstances. From your first day on campus until you graduate, there is a range of support services and facilities available to you whatever your needs may be. These include: Access to personalised support from a Counsellor or Wellbeing Practitioner should you need it, as well as Welfare officer in your School or department. Self-help guides written by clinical psychologists and containing practical advice and support for a range of issues that may be affecting your sense of wellbeing  

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RECREATION

The University has Student Centre, which houses the student welfare office, Clinic and the Nurses’ office, Recreation Officer, Catering Supervisor, the SRC, the gymnasium, student bar and a multipurpose hall which can be used for such sporting codes as basketball, volley ball, badminton and table tennis. Sport is a key part of life at BUAN. Choose a wide range of sports clubs, whether you’re an elite athlete or a beginner, and play an active role in the BUAN outdoor facilities. These include tennis, volleyball, basketball, soccer, softball and athletics. Rugby players use facilities in town while those interested in karate use facilities at the Botswana Defence Force Glen Valley barracks. All sporting entertainment activities provided by the University are open to all BUAN students.  In view of a wide range of sporting- codes a number of volunteer sport coaches have been enlisted to assist the Recreation Officer in coaching different sports codes.  

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HEALTH CLINIC

Health Services aims to provide convenient, confidential and comprehensive medical care to registered students at BUAN at no cost. We work in coordination with other health-related services on campus and in the community. Our clinic is staffed by qualified, experienced and friendly medical personnel offering consultations, ante-natal care, laboratory, and pharmacy services among others. “As you concentrate on your studies, allow us to take care of your health”.  

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MEAL PLAN

“A successful journey on campus begins with friendships and great food”. We know you need a flexible set of options to fit round your busy life. You might prefer to have breakfast at town. At the weekend, you may want to get off campus and explore the city. If you choose accommodation (undergraduate) then your living allowance will be credited right in to your account and is expected to cover every meal, seven days a week. There are refectories within the institution providing students with meals at a reasonably less price. If you live off-campus, you’ll still be part of the university and you’ll still have the same access to all the facilities, activities and support networks as our on-campus students.  

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STUDENT WELFARE

The Student Welfare Office is mandated to improve the student experience in the university. The office handles student’s accommodation services, reception of new students, student leadership development, management of residence life and the general welfare of students at the university. We ensure that as a student you have a conducive living and learning environment. We can help with the following: assist with the registration and enrolment process provide information, guidance and resolution on financial enquiries and provide information on financial aid options provide assistance and production of academic documents   assist with enquiries on all elements of the student record support with appointment diagnosis and appointment bookings with services guidance and information on how to access and use all Student Services resources and how to understand University procedures support and information to assist with welfare issues  

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ACCOMODATION

Coming to BUAN might be your first time living away from where you grew up. Whatever you choose, you will find a range of safe welcoming and friendly options home from home. We have five hundred and forty-four (544) beds on campus. And we guarantee that one of them will be yours for your first year – just as long as you accept our offer as your first choice and submit your accommodation application by the deadline. Most of the accommodation is on sharing basis, but both male and female students have different blocks. There are a few hostel blocks which collectively can accommodate one hundred and eighty-two (182) students on a non-sharing basis.   Each of the blocks has a common room where the students can relax and watch TV or play one of the several in-door sporting activities. There is also a laundry with several washing machines for students under the care of the Student Representative Council (SRC).  Some of the hostel blocks   have wardens’ flats attached to them, which house some hostel wardens. The hostel wardens have their initial substantive jobs but have volunteered to assist in the student affairs. It is an extension of the Dean of Student Affairs services to the students and stays on campus near the hostels in order that they may attend to the general student needs. 

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